Common questions about ceramic tile

Q Should ceramic tile be installed over wood or sheet vinyl? Yes, but the only acceptable wood sub-floor is exterior grade plywood, but will require a special “modified” thinset, however, most up-stairs sub-floors have some flex, or movement, so, a backer-board is recommended as  is for other types of wood flooring such as hardwood, parquet, […]

Ceramic tile ratings

How important are the ceramic ratings ? The wear, or quality rating tells you what to expect and is represented with the PEI number. What is P.E.I.?  This is a measurement of the durability of the glazed finish on the tile. PEI 1 – Is not suitable for high traffic floor surfaces. Just think of […]